Langston University Finance Major Tayren James, Awarded Prestigious Economic Club of Oklahoma Scholarship

Langston, OK – May 9, 2024 – Tayren James, an exceptional junior finance major at Langston University, has been honored as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Economic Club of Oklahoma Scholarship, marking a significant achievement in her academic career. This scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding students in economics and finance from nine participating universities across central Oklahoma.

For over sixty years, The Economic Club of Oklahoma has served as a cornerstone for dialogue and leadership in the Oklahoma business community. It hosts discussions with local and national experts to address the most pressing economic and social issues of the day.

This $2,000 scholarship, awarded by the Economic Club of Oklahoma, highlights Ms. James’ remarkable financial achievements and active role in enhancing the university’s leadership and community engagement mission. As Vice President of Langston University’s Scholars Club and an active member of several organizations, Tayren exemplifies the qualities that define Langston’s core values.

Ms. James, maintaining a stellar 3.7 GPA, is not only a McCabe Honors student but also a recent recipient of Langston’s President’s Honor Award. This accolade underscores her profound commitment and outstanding contributions to finance. Her involvement extends beyond academics, as she is the Vice President of the Langston University Scholars Club and an active member of the NAACP, Women of Purpose, and the Langston Choir.

Ms. James’ achievements and active community service engagement demonstrate her potential to be a leading figure in the business world. She aspires to obtain her CPA license, further advancing her career in finance.

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Langston University students get a rare opportunity to network with executives at Bank of America.

“We want to thank the Economic Club of Oklahoma for its continued investment in Oklahoma students and our future. Langston appreciates these types of transformational partnerships. We are immensely proud of Tayren’s accomplishments and are confident that her future endeavors will bring further laurels to her and Langston University,” stated Dean Daryl D. Green of the School of Business. “This recognition from the Economic Club of Oklahoma is a testament to her hard work, dedication, and the quality of education Langston University provides.”

The Economic Club of Oklahoma scholarship supports Ms. James’ educational endeavors and highlights the Club’s commitment to fostering educational opportunities and professional development for Oklahoma students.

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About Langston University:

Langston University, located in Langston, Oklahoma, is the only historically black college in the state. With a rich heritage of academic excellence, Langston University is dedicated to providing a diverse and inclusive education while fostering innovation, leadership, and community engagement.

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